When it comes to a house expansion or addition to your home it’s almost certainly going to be a bigger project than you first thought. While every project is different there are some guidelines you need to know about before you start this process. Whether you’re planning an addition to your kitchen or want to build an entirely new room, here’s 5 things you need to know before you start your home expansion project.
You may plan on spending your entire life in this home. But even if that isn’t the case you’d still need to treat any house expansion project as an investment. Not every project is going to get you the same amount of return if you do sell your home in the future. Also, when you search for the right company for your job, you’ll probably run into many different price points. This can be due to the quality of materials, labor costs, and other factors.
Before starting your home expansion project, do your research. Look at the home expansion projects that will provide you with the most bang for your buck and increase your home’s value. Consider projects like:
For most house expansion projects you’re going to spend a lot of money. If you plan on expanding your home for mostly personal reasons, then you should definitely focus on bringing your unique style to the home expansion. Regardless of if you treat this as an investment or not, a home renovation project allows you to make something unique. If you are going to spend the money don’t settle for something less than what you want. Make it your own.
Zoning laws are a part of every American city and town. They can be complicated, frustrating, and cumbersome to house expansion projects. Violating zoning laws can cost you a ton of money. It doesn’t matter if you are planning to expand your home by yourself or hire a company, you’ll still need to meet the zoning law requirements. If you don’t, you can face heavy fines. When talking with a potential construction company ask them about how zoning laws will affect your project. If they don’t know that information, walk away.
Anytime you have someone working on your home in any capacity, it’s going to be taxing on your family. People you don’t really know will be coming in and out of your house, and you’ll be exposing your life to them. This can be uncomfortable for you and your family. You’ll also have to deal with construction materials and loud noises. Importantly though, construction projects sometimes can go further than anticipated—especially you don’t partner with the right construction company. It can be very taxing to live next to a construction site, which is exactly what you’re doing with a house expansion project.
Before starting, make sure all of your family members are on board and understand what the process will be like. Additionally, make sure there are clear guidelines with the construction company you work with on acceptable working hours and behavior around your family.
We’ve already mentioned it several times, but we think it bears repeating that the company you hire will be vital to the success of your house expansion. You want a company that has experience, referrals, and a stellar reputation with the BBB. You don’t need to settle for less when comes to your home. The success of your home depends on it.
If you are looking for a construction company that helps you bring your vision to life, look no further than Galaxy Construction and Roofing! We have the tools, experience, and honesty to exceed your expectations. Contact us today to find out more!